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Wonderful 3-Shade Beardslee Close Ceiling Light (ANT-1336)
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Wonderful 3-Shade Beardslee Close Ceiling Light (ANT-1336)

ANT-1336  Wonderful PAIR of 3-Shade Beardslee Close Ceiling Lights

(Sold Each)

While this lovely fixture does have three shades, it contains only one socket.  So the lighting result will be with one light bulb. No limit to that bulb size ...could be 200 watts...or a very strong LED bulb...but still...one socket.

Fabulous Williamson designed, Art Deco, three-slip shade, low-ceiling Chandelier. Williamson was purchased by Beardslee; the design, however, was Williamson’s.

This fantastic chandelier cost a whopping $18 in the 1930’s when the Depression was in full swing. This fact comes from the Williamson catalog (that we have), which also tells us that this chandelier was part of an exclusive line designed by Williamson that they dubbed...”Shade-Lyte Series 30 (Patented)”.

That is some history on Williamson/Beardslee...and now about the light itself. This light was re-wired in the exact same manner as Williamson created it, and hence, it is a fine job. It is now UL standard and ready to install.

While the body is cast iron, it has been painted so nicely with contrasting Art Deco polychrome colors. It does give the impression that this light simply does crown a room for atmosphere and style. Naturally, after 80 odd years, the finish shows it’s age like a well-worn Persian carpet. They are faded.

Measurements: The light measures a mere 14” in height while having a diameter of 15”. The shades are in great condition. They are substantial shades with some thicknesses approaching 1/4” thick. The pictures speak well of the light and if you have been looking for a very special single bulb light, that really looks antique Deco, one of these might just be it.

There are a near matched pair here...sold each.

Price: $950.00 EACH, plus shipping.